Technologizer Turns Two

By  |  Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

A year ago, I declared July 14th as Technologizer’s birthday–which means that we’re turning two today. I almost forgot.

When people ask me what my job is like, I have a standard response: It’s both the toughest gig I’ve ever had and the most fun. I’m not one of those journalists who seethes with doom and gloom about the media business. I choose to be an optimist about the amazing changes this industry is going through; I find new reasons to get excited every day, and can’t imagine a better place to ply my trade than right here.

This is the first era in journalism history in which a paperless, not-many-resources-required microbrand like Technologizer is even plausible, and I feel fortunate that I happen to be around to give it my best shot.

The best thing about my job by far is hanging out with smart people–by whom I mean the community that comments on our stories, chatters with me on Twitter, and visits our Facebook page. Thanks to all of you. I’m in awe of the quality of conversation that goes on around our content, and am immensely grateful that you choose to share your insights and knowledge with us.

I’d also like to thank…

  • …all of our contributors, especially the prolific and venerable Benj Edwards, Jared Newman, Ed Oswald, and David Worthington, plus Christian Johnson, who’s helped out behind the scenes with proofreading;
  • …Steve Bass of TechBite and Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny, both of who let us borrow some of their stories;
  • …the fine folks at Federated Media who handle the advertising side of Technologizer and otherwise help make it a sustainable business proposition;
  • …the tech wizards at Automattic’s WordPress VIP hosting service, who make sure that Technologizer doesn’t choke even when a popular story leads to a 60X spike in traffic;
  • …my old pals at PCWorld, who syndicate our articles and get them in front of an even bigger audience.

These first two years have been a blast. There’s lots more to come, and I hope you’ll stick around as we continue this little experiment over the next couple of years and beyond.


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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Ed Oswald Says:

    Happy Birthday TG! And thank you Harry for the opportunity, this has been a blast working here the past two years. To our commenters, you are a special bunch. The discussions that go on here are often some of the best I've seen on the tech blogs across the web. You guys don't let anything by you!

    Here's to another year!

  2. David Worthington Says:

    It's been a pleasure contributing to Technologizer and seeing the site continue to improve and grow with every passing day. Thank you for the opportunity.

  3. Zatz Says:

    Congrats, Harry! I'm glad you've been able to turn this into something viable so quickly. Not only have you successfully made the transition from traditional media/journalist to independent blogger, I think it's safe to say you're a TOP blogger. Technologizer is surely one of my favorite destinations for insightful and entertaining tech coverage and commentary. Thank you!

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    I third Ed and David — happy birthday! Technologizer is a special corner of the web, which is why I like contributing to it. Harry is the glue that holds us all together and makes this place unique. Here’s to another year and beyond.